The sermon from Rev. Billy Hester on the 2nd Sunday of Lent is based on the scripture from Luke 13:31-25 ... Jesus lamenting over Jerusalem for her disregard for listening to the prophets. He relates that to today as to how we disregard or turn our backs to those in need. He also relates to the Irish immigrants in the mid-1800s seeking a new life in America and how they were rejected by the people as outcasts. And yet, on this very same day, March 17, we had just celebrated their heritage with parades and parties. He then mentions the state of the United Methodist Church is turning away from the message of John Wesley of their outcast to the members of the LGBTQ community.